We are delighted to host Dr Victoria Canning (University of Bristol) for the opening talk in this term's IRiS Seminar Series exploring different dimensions and manifestations of hostile environment for refugees and migrants (see the full programme for this term) Victoria is senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Bristol. She has spent more... Continue Reading →
Great example of participatory project from Nando Sigona, Rachel Humphris and colleagues at the UCL Institute of Education and University of Oxford. Check out Becoming Adult blog for finding out more about research outputs and other project related initiatives.
Three years of conversations, encounters, laughs and sharing in many different places, ignoring borders every time it was possible to do so. The photos, words, and short clips that make this video all came together through the musical magic of the Piccola Orchestra di Tor Pignattara and the video editing eagerness of our colleague Jenny Allsopp. Check our resources to find out more about our project and findings.
Nando Sigona offers his views on Cameron's u-turn on refugee children from within the EU on BBC News. In brief, Nando argues that it is a welcome development, particularly because it is the first time in the current refugee crisis the UK government is accepting refugees already in the EU. However, the details of the... Continue Reading →
Young people seeking safety and security are subjected to the vagaries of all kinds of ‘solutions at various national borders’. Sometimes they are taken in and sometimes they are turned away. Sometimes, as Nando Sigona and Elaine Chase (UCL) write in The Conversation, they are offered help but then deported as soon as they become... Continue Reading →
Until the EU recognises the specific needs of child migrants and makes it a priority to swiftly reunite them with family members, Nando Sigona and Jenny Allsopp argue in an op-ed published in OpenDemocracy, many will likely continue to abscond from the reception system. The ‘disappearance’ of 10,000 migrant children after arriving in the EU... Continue Reading →
Nando Sigona speaking to Al Jazeera’s Inside Story on 27 Jan on Danish decision to seize asylum seeker assets.
Al Jazeera’s Inside Story (27 Jan) on Denmark adopting law on seizure of asylum seeker assets. Guests: Ramazan Salman – Director of the support group ‘Migrants for Migrants’, Irene Zugasti – Co-author of the report ‘Civil Society Responses to the Refugee Crisis’, and me.
Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham The refugee crisis and how to handle it has occupied the agenda of Jean-Claude Juncker’s European Commission presidency. It has been less than a year since he took office, during which time Europe has been plunged into the largest refugee crisis since World War II. It is no surprise therefore... Continue Reading →
by Nando Sigona The refugee crisis is now – in Budapest, Kos, Lesvos, Calais, Pozzallo, Zuwarah, but the UK government pledges to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees over five years (i.e. 4000 a year). Are Cameron & co. expecting the civil war to last that long or are they playing a game of cynical math wizardry? What... Continue Reading →